Award-winning memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn will discuss his latest book, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic. Named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, and Newsday, An Odyssey tells the story of a father and son’s transformative journey in reading—and reliving—Homer’s epic masterpiece.
born March 6, 1632; arrived at Windsor 1658; died March 9, 1691/1692; buried at Palisadio Cemetery, Windsor;
married Mary Gillett July 15, 1658; she was the daughter of Jonathan Gillet (Windsor Vital Records V. 1, p. 54) Unless noted, all information is from the Gee manuscripts, Hudson Library and Historical Society, Hudson, Ohio.
Children of Peter and Mary:
( or John Brown I ) was born March 12, 1668 in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Peter Brown and Mary Gillett; died February 4,1728;
married Elizabeth Loomis February 4, 1690 (or 1691 or 1692); Elizabeth was born January 8, 1667/1668 in Windsor and died December 11, 1723. All information is from the Gee manuscripts, Hudson Library and Historical Society, Hudson, Ohio.
Children of John & Elizabeth:
John Brown II was born March 11, 1699 in Windsor, Connecticut (Windsor Vital Records), the son of John Brown Sr. and Elizabeth Loomis.
John II married March 14, 1725 to Mary Eggleston, the daughter of Thomas Eggleston; she was born May 13, 1702 in Windsor and died August 25, 1789 in Simsbury, Connecticut; John II died September 3, 1790 in Windsor. Unless otherwise noted, source material comes from the Gee Collection manuscripts, Hudson Library and Historical Society, Hudson, Ohio.
Children of John II & Mary:
was the son of John and Mary Eggleston Brown, born Nov. 4, 1728 in Windsor, Connecticut (Windsor Vital Records, v.2, p. 290, Barbour Collection); Captain in the 8th Co. of the 18th Regiment of the Connecticut Militia; died Sept. 3, 1776 in New York ( Gerald McFarland’s A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West contains a biographical sketch);
married Hannah Owen March 2, 1758; Hannah died May 18, 1831, age 91 in West Simsbury, now Canton Center, Connecticut (Canton Center Cemetery Records); a memorial marker for Captain John is part of Hannah’s stone. (see Abiel Brown’s Genealogical History of the Early Settlers of West Simsbury)
The Children of John & Hannah (all born in West Simsbury):